The audit was conducted between 6 and 9 February 2024.


The objective of the audit was to verify that the management of materials handling and emergency preparedness on Sleipner A complies with the regulatory requirements, and that Equinor follows up and works systematically to prevent accidents.


We identified four non-conformities during the audit. These concerned:

  • Information sharing after annual checks by enterprise of competence
  • Unsecured lifting equipment
  • Materials handling in process area
  • Competence in inspection of wire rope on offshore cranes

We also identified four improvement points. These concerned:

  • Corrosion on offshore cranes
  • Firefighter equipment
  • Person weight data for rescue and evacuation equipment
  • POB check

What happens now?

We have asked Equinor to report by 13 Juni 2024 on how the non-conformities will be addressed and for their assessment of the improvement points observed.